Essays

Bruce Springsteen and growing up non-white in the suburbs

2021-04-07
Why listening to Born In the U.S.A. is the perfect parable for my experience growing up non-white in the suburbs.

Finding startup ideas with Zettelkasten

2021-04-04
How I organized my observations and ideas using Zettelkasten to start a company.

What I Learned - 2020

2021-01-01
What I learned during the most awful year and why I'm so optimistic for 2021.

Zettelkasten, Emacs, and Creative Thinking

2020-08-17
An in-depth description of a Zettelkasten note taking practice that helps me improve clarity of thinking and creativity.

Self-servicification of internal teams

2020-06-18
Common pitfalls of interal services teams moving to a self-serve model and what to do about it.

Problem solving

2020-06-14
Introspection on improving product problem solving skills

What I Learned - 2019

2020-01-01
Lessons and learnings from 2019.

Building Remote Teams

2019-09-12
Everything I've learned about building and running remote engineering teams

Shutting down Workbeam

2019-07-28
Retrospective of a fun side-project that never really launched

How I learned to code in nine years

2019-05-04
How I learned to code and found myself in the tech over the course of nine years

What I Learned - 2018

2019-01-01
Lessons and learnings from 2018.